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August 18, 2022

That is the question for the young representatives of the iGEM Thessaly 2022 team! Katerina & Anastasis aim to tackle a complicated question that has resulted in an ongoing debate in the upper echelons of the field of Synthetic Biology! Their response? Using GMOs as a weapon against a natural phenomenon that slowly destroys local and global ecosystems!

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4. name is Anastasios Platis, I’m 23 years old and I’m a student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Thessaly.

I applied to iGEM because We find the idea of working with other scientists on such a great project, particularly exciting and rewarding.

name is Κaterina Patrinou, I’m 18 years old and I'm a student at the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Thessaly.

willingness to participate in the team was based on the interest in science, the desire to broaden the academic horizons and the unbridled enthusiasm for volunteering. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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